Bethesda is working on patches for Fallout: New Vegas on all platforms and says it'll have them out fast enough to make your head spin - or stop spinning, as the case may be.
By all reports, Fallout: New Vegas is a classic Obsidian RPG: Deep and engaging, with well-realized characters and a complex, multi-layered plot, that's utterly wracked with bugs ranging from the amusingly bizarre, such as the "Exorcist bug" seen here, to outright show-stoppers, like the one that turned Shamus Young's huge jackpot win into a tattered, bitter memory. It's not much of a surprise, really; Bethesda games always have their share of issues and Obsidian is infamous for its inability to deliver a stable, bug-free experience.
The fact that Bethesda is hammering out a patch, then, should also be no surprise, but it's welcome news nonetheless. "We are currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms," the company told Gamasutra. Specific fixes weren't revealed, but "announcements regarding the patches are forthcoming."
Technical issues featured prominently in The Escapist's review of Fallout: New Vegas and ultimately held it back from a full five-star score. "It's disappointing to see such an otherwise brilliant and polished game suffer from years-old bugs, and unfortunately our review score for the game has to reflect that," Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts wrote. "Truth be told, I enjoyed New Vegas a lot more than Fallout 3, but I can't give it a full score on the basis of the bugs alone."
Fallout: New Vegas is available now for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.